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The West is losing the battle for the Arctic

President Trump’s tweet that he was “looking at” purchasing Greenland from Denmark was met with amusement and derision.

But the resulting bewilderment provided a useful service: It yanked back the curtain on the international scramble for the Arctic, which has gone under the radar for too long.

  • Peter Schechter
  • The Hill

Without an accord like the one governing Antarctica, the Arctic could well become a new source of international tension.

Western powers are falling far behind as the race for the Arctic heats up.

Climate change is opening new frontiers and unleashing geopolitical forces.

The sea ice that was once a…

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